President Donald Trump gave his clear support Tuesday to Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate Qatar, accusing them of “supporting terrorism.” In an unexpected move against a key United States ally, Trump hinted that Qatar, home to the largest US base in the Middle East, financed the extremists, thus backing the diplomatic blockade […]Read More President Backs Saudi Arabia Against Qatar
When I first joined the political blogosphere, I found the term “Austrian Economics” thrown around a lot by libertarians. The support for this school was and is common among libertarians, and when I first noticed this I was offput. It seemed to me that the Austrian school was nothing more than an excuse by which laissez-faire could be defended. This essay is an answer to my concern.Read More Why We Need the Austrian School
Abstract: In the United States, Conservatism has faced a significant amount of cultural resistance from political liberals, progressives, and libertarians. The amount of internal tension within the American Conservative and Right-of-Center political spheres has been equally significant. With the election of Donald Trump, it is logical to argue that Conservatism seems to have failed in […]Read More Why I AM a Conservative
Western thought created the Enlightenment with the refutation of monarchism. The old feudal system was bad because it failed to recognize the ability to reason innate in (most) all human beings. It valued stability at the cost of dignity, and forced both liberty and progress into a position subordinate to theology. The theology of monarchy, […]Read More Against NRx
Disclaimer: I do not claim to speak for libertarians or classical liberals. I do not intend for this article to be an attack on libertarianism; rather, it is an observation compiled from several instances of foreign policy events and from theory. Libertarianism has been described by Fusionist Jonah Goldberg as “the single greatest ideology […]Read More Against Non-Interventionism: Why Libertarian Foreign Policy wouldn’t be Peaceful
The State of Israel is a rather controversial point in international politics. Between 2006 and 2015, the United Nations condemned Israel more than any other single state (see below). Indeed, former Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has been quoted as saying that the UN has ordered a “disproportionate number of resolutions…criticizing Israel“. Outside of the UN, […]Read More Why the U.S. Should Support Israel.
The 2014 midterm congressional elections were widely considered a referendum on the policies of six years of Obama. Indeed, the strong gains by Republicans in both the House and Senate seemed to be a bounce-back from their failure to put through the awkward-but-prudent Mitt Romney. With this strong conservative movement came a renewed interest in […]Read More Why the Tea Party Movement Failed.
Dr. Arnold Kling describes three main political groups in his book The Three Languages of Politics. These groups (Progressivism, Conservatism, and Libertarianism) are said to operate using different rhetorical devices more often than others. Yet it is my contention that the modern leftist ideology known as Progressivism these days does far more than use different […]Read More Pompousness and Progressivism: How Trump is ruining Conservatism
The intent of this essay is to explain how and why I came about rejecting the term “Libertarian” in favor of “Classical Liberal.” It is not a purely observational essay, but one which seeks to lay forth the reasoning for my judgement and to convince you, the reader, to come to my way of thinking. […]Read More Why I’m Not A Libertarian.
First off, welcome to my first post on MrCredible. I run the Classical Liberalism Blog and the The Classical Liberal Wordpress site. I will be a guest contributor here every once in a while. This essay will focus on some basic tenets of a market-based political economy, and explain why markets are the best place to start. I often […]Read More Capitalism and Government: Why we must defend Property and Markets.